Cute Felt Bears US Edition TheBigForest

TheBigForest in the US and Canada. Lost (and found) in translation

The US and Canadian copy of our book final arrived in TheBigForest hut. We knew the text would be tweaked but it’s been interesting reading. TheBigForest hut in the forest overlooking Brighton Pier – with its amusement arcades and fish

Cute Felt Bears US Edition TheBigForest

TheBigForest in the US and Canada. Lost (and found) in translation

The US and Canadian copy of our book final arrived in TheBigForest hut. We knew the text would be tweaked but it’s been interesting reading. TheBigForest hut in the forest overlooking Brighton Pier – with its amusement arcades and fish

Parlour Poetry TheBigForest

Parlour Poetry – go on, cheer me up!

The by-line of this book is ‘101 improving gems’ and it celebrates poetry that ‘generations of well-bought-up children recited to admiring elders in front parlour from Peckham, London to Pekin, Illinois’. It’s all boisterous high drama stuff re-presented, as the

Parlour Poetry TheBigForest

Parlour Poetry – go on, cheer me up!

The by-line of this book is ‘101 improving gems’ and it celebrates poetry that ‘generations of well-bought-up children recited to admiring elders in front parlour from Peckham, London to Pekin, Illinois’. It’s all boisterous high drama stuff re-presented, as the

Quince and Apple TheBigForest

Quince, apple and a good read

Quince are only available for a short season and are often hard to find so we were delighted to see a small basket of the fruit on the market stall. Peeled, sliced thinly and stewed with apple they add a

Quince and Apple TheBigForest

Quince, apple and a good read

Quince are only available for a short season and are often hard to find so we were delighted to see a small basket of the fruit on the market stall. Peeled, sliced thinly and stewed with apple they add a

TheBigForest Vintage Knitting Pattern 01

We love: Retro knitting

We have been rummaging through our collection of vintage knitting patterns. They show a world of aspiration – a world that is better than one’s own but so easily obtainable by knitting a dress, a sweater, a hat or a

TheBigForest Vintage Knitting Pattern 01

We love: Retro knitting

We have been rummaging through our collection of vintage knitting patterns. They show a world of aspiration – a world that is better than one’s own but so easily obtainable by knitting a dress, a sweater, a hat or a

Fig Salad TheBigForest Blog Yum

Fig Salad – delicious!

The family arrived bearing gifts. Beautiful ripe fresh figs. So is what we made for our supper the next day. Fig salad 2 ripe fresh figs, quartered with stalk removed 40g walnut halves 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 3 tbsp

Fig Salad TheBigForest Blog Yum

Fig Salad – delicious!

The family arrived bearing gifts. Beautiful ripe fresh figs. So is what we made for our supper the next day. Fig salad 2 ripe fresh figs, quartered with stalk removed 40g walnut halves 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 3 tbsp

Ecclesiastical Delights Poster

Happy in Essex..

Tucked behind a row of ancient cottages in Saffron Walden, Essex, the Fry Art Gallery is a small but perfectly formed treat for lovers of mid-20th Century art. It tells the story of the Great Bardfield artists, a nearby village

Ecclesiastical Delights Poster

Happy in Essex..

Tucked behind a row of ancient cottages in Saffron Walden, Essex, the Fry Art Gallery is a small but perfectly formed treat for lovers of mid-20th Century art. It tells the story of the Great Bardfield artists, a nearby village

ItsNotGonnaWorkTheBigForest

On being a grown-up

Our livelihood relies on keeping our  childlike sense of wonder so this really, really worked for us. Switch off the world-weary sophistication, defer the race for the new and better and just have uncomplicated childish fun.  

ItsNotGonnaWorkTheBigForest

On being a grown-up

Our livelihood relies on keeping our  childlike sense of wonder so this really, really worked for us. Switch off the world-weary sophistication, defer the race for the new and better and just have uncomplicated childish fun.